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Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)

I was really excited to see this little guy - I know kingfishers are elusive. I had only moments before this guy flew on, but it was long enough to dump my camera bag on the ground and switch lenses.


Altitude: 573m (1879 feet)
Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 9:59 AM
Exposure: 1/750 sec at f3.5
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 200mm
(equivalent field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 20% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 657mm lens on a 35mm camera
Location:
Red Lit House Sculpture On Bridge Riverside Kingfisher Light Up At Hida Folk Village Riverside Kingfisher Light Up At Hida Folk Village Riverside Kingfisher Red Lit House Sculpture On Bridge Light Up At Hida Folk Village Riverside Kingfisher Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Mark And David With Bikes Castle With Swans Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Helen And I In The Bath Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Bridge Over Bay Amano Spit Red Lit House Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Road Lined With Lanterns Mark And David With Bikes Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Mouth In Water Claira On Gondola Ride Wheel Closeup Statue In Ameya Yokocho Red Lit House Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Road Lined With Lanterns Mark And David With Bikes Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu View Over Kyoto Golden Statue Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Mark And David With Bikes Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Joren Waterfall Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano View From In Pool Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Golden Statue Trees In Fog Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Riverside Kingfisher Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Claira On Gondola Ride Wheel Closeup Statue In Ameya Yokocho Red Lit House Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Road Lined With Lanterns Mark And David With Bikes Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu View Over Kyoto Golden Statue Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Mark And David With Bikes Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Joren Waterfall Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano View From In Pool Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Golden Statue Trees In Fog Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying
Map
Region: Asia, East Asia, Japan
Scientific Name: species related to Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)
Tag: bird, Japan
Larger image: 1953 x 1302
Raw image: 1953 x 1302

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